“The animal world is borderless, spanning the urban and rural, served and underserved. Your immersive experiences at Penn Vet will serve you well in making life choices, supporting your communities, promoting inclusion, breaking down borders.” -Dean Andrew Hoffman
“Today marks a milestone in our professional careers, but the learning does not stop here, and neither does our legacy. . .We’ve undoubtedly left our mark at Penn Vet, and it is time to carry on the legacy in the rest of the country and beyond.” -Felipe Garcia, V’19, Class President
Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurs
For three days in June, 17 people from veterinary academic institutions, private practice, and nonprofits attended Penn Vet’s Leading Veterinary Entrepreneurship executive program.
This latest addition to Penn Vet’s continuing education portfolio is designed to help attendees cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset outside their area of expertise. The program introduces foundational skills necessary to develop a new product or service with growth potential, or to identify opportunities within an existing organization.
Annual Faculty Research Retreat 2019
This year’s 25th faculty research retreat focused on Social Entrepreneurship in Research. Dr. Dan Rader, Seymour Gray Professor of Molecular Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, delivered the Marshak Lecture: A Genome-First Approach to Understanding Biology, Disease, and Therapeutic Targets. A newly added Poster Blitz featured 24 poster presentations, one-minute pitches by each participant. Winners were: Dr. Snahlata Singh, Rumela Chakrabarti laboratory (first place); Christina Cho, Serge Fuchs laboratory (second place); Dr. Sho Yoshimoto, Nicola Mason laboratory and Dr. Ratnesh Srivastava, Rumela Chakrabarti laboratory (tied for third place). Dr. Ellen Puré awarded the Zoetis Prize for Veterinary Research Excellence to Dr. Serge Fuchs.
Student Research Day and VMD-PhD 50th Anniversary Symposium
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Penn Vet VMD-PhD program. In commemoration, over two days in March, the School hosted its annual Student Research Day along with a VMD-PhD 50th Anniversary Symposium. Student Research Day winners included Rebecca Rosenthal; Mariel Covo V’20; John Cain, V’20; Ian Penkala, VMD-PhD ’21; Katherine Neupauer, V’21; Robyn Allen; Monica Jimenez; Pierce Nathanson; and Philip Hicks. The symposium featured keynote speaker Dr. Ralph Brinster, alumni talks, networking sessions, and four esteemed Penn Vet deans: Robert Marshak, Alan Kelly, Joan Hendricks, and Andrew Hoffman.